Saturday, August 13, 2005

Lomodification

I had some fun today experimenting with a photo modification technique unofficially termed "lomodification." The "Lomo effect" refers to recreating the effect of a typical photograph produced by a Lomo camera. According to a guy on Flickr, the Lomo is a "cheap eccentrically designed Russian camera whose lens has won it many fans, for the wrong reasons. Pictures taken with it are easily distinguishable with their high contrast, distortions, edge blur and shadowing. All of which combine to produce pictures that, at their best have a cult following."

Well, anyhow, it's definitely a cool effect that you can recreate using Photoshop. Maybe you think so too? (See Lomodification steps here). Here are some of my attempts:

Raleigh (original):


Raleigh (lomo effect):


Random building in Poorvoo, Finland (original):


Random building (lomo effect):


I think the edges are a bit too dark, so I'm going to keep fiddling with them. I've got to find a good sky picture to play with - the saturation effect on a blue sky is amazing.

Check out these pictures from a photographer in London who produces images with the Lomo effect.

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